History very well may repeat itself in the men's 800 this year. But will it be David Rudisha winning again in London or might it be an upstart NCAA freshman star winning a global title? And don't sleep on Nijel Amos.
UTEP coach Paul Ereng knows a thing or two about 800-meter phenoms -- he used to be one himself, winning Olympic gold in 1988 as freshman at the University of Virginia. Now Ereng's got one on his hands in the form of Korir, the freshman who set a world indoor best of 1:14.97 for 600m last weekend (since surpassed), and he thinks greatness lies in Korir's future.